Bryan Singer is being sued for allegedly raping and forcibly performing
oral sex on a 17-year-old boy in 2003.
to a lawsuit filed Thursday and obtained
by TMZ, Singer was in attendance at a party on tech investor
Lester Waters’ yacht in Seattle in 2003 when he allegedly offered to
give then-17-year-old Cesar Sanchez-Guzman a tour of the boat.
claims in the suit that during the tour, Singer took him to a private
room, where he then brought him to the floor, slapped him in the face
with his genitals, and forced him to perform oral sex. The suit claims
that Singer continued with the act as Sanchez-Guzman choked and pleaded
with him to stop.
then allegedly forcibly performed oral sex on Sanchez-Guzman, and then
raped him, according to the lawsuit filed by attorney Jeff Herman. The
suit also claims that Singer allegedly told Sanchez-Guzman that he could
help him break into the movie business in exchange for remaining silent
about the incident.
vehemently denies the allegations. In a statement to TMZ, a
representative for the director drew attention to Herman, who
represented another Singer accuser, Michael Egan, in a sexual assault
lawsuit filed several years ago that was dismissed.
lawsuit was filed by the same lawyer who represented Michael Egan. Those
claims were dismissed by Egan himself, and he later went to Federal
prison for lying in a fraud case,” the rep said.
— known for his work on the X-Men film
series as well as Valkyrie and The
Usual Suspects— was fired
this week from his latest project, the Queen
Rhapsody, with sources close to the production claiming the
director had been feuding openly with the film’s star, Rami Malek.
tabloid Radar Online this week that 20th Century
Fox executives questioned Singer about potential sexual misconduct
allegations against him. According to reports, the director missed
several days of production following the Thanksgiving holiday, with the
film’s cinematographer stepping in to direct. Singer was fired from the
film on Tuesday.
was sued in 2014 for allegedly sexually abusing a minor, but the suit
was ultimately dismissed.
52-year-old director is one of dozens of prominent
figures in Hollywood to have been accused of
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